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Barb Weitz Announces Re-Election Bid for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Omaha, Nebraska – (November 16, 2023) – Barb Weitz, the current Regent for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents District 8, today is announcing her bid for re-election. Weitz has been a dedicated advocate for higher education in Nebraska, and she looks forward to continuing her service to the community.

The official campaign launch event will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Market Basket, located at 2501 South 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The event will be an opportunity for supporters and constituents to meet Barb Weitz, hear her vision for the future of higher education in District 8, and learn about her accomplishments during her tenure as Regent.

Barb Weitz has a long-standing commitment to education and the University of Nebraska system. She has played a crucial role in ensuring that students have access to affordable, high- quality education and that the university system continues to thrive. Weitz’s dedication to her constituents and her passion for education make her a strong candidate for re-election.

In her statement, Weitz said, “I am honored to have served as the Regent for District 8, and I am excited to announce my bid for re-election. My commitment to accessible, affordable and excellent education in Nebraska remains unwavering. I look forward to working with our community to address the challenges facing our universities and to continue to promote educational opportunities for all Nebraskans.”

Weitz invites all community members, educators, and supporters of higher education to join her at the campaign launch event on November 16 where there will be opportunities to discuss the issues that matter most to the people of District 8.

For more information about Barb Weitz’s campaign for re-election and to stay updated on her campaign events and initiatives, please visit her campaign website at

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